September 21, 2012

South Indies: Ammini Kozhukattai | Steamed Rice Flour Dumplings

If you've made Modaks/Kozhukattais for Ganesh Chaturthi, I am sure there is some leftover dough sitting in your fridge right now .. I would always use them for making Coorg Style Akki Rottis until I came across this really cute looking Tamil style Ammini Kozhukattais.

The leftover dough is rolled into small marble sized balls, steamed & tempered with some spices. They taste absolutely yummy & is such a welcome change after devouring a whole lot of Modaks, Payasams & other sweets.

Ammini Kozhukattai
These cute little savoury kozhukattais make a great option for your kid's lunch box & also as an after-school snack.
You Will Need:
  • Leftover Kozhukattai Dough or
  • 1 cup Rice Flour
  • A pinch of salt
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 2 cups water
To Temper:
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp urad dal
  • A generous pinch of hing
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1 tbsp grated coconut
  • 4 green chillies - chopped
  • curry leaves
  • fresh coriander for garnish
  • Salt as per taste
How To:
To make the dough from scratch, heat water in a heavyu bottomed pan, add salt & oil. once the water comes to a boil, add rice flour little at a time. With the help of a wooden ladle, keep mixing in circular motion, until it comes together as a dough. Turn off the stove & set aside. once the cool a little, add a tsp of oil & knead the dough again.
Make marble sized balls out of the dough & steam them for 10-12 mins. Once done. Heat oil in a kadhai, for tempering.
Crackle mustard seeds. Add urad dal, green chillies, hing, turmeric, curry leaves & grated coconut. Saute on low flame for about half a minute. Add steamed kozhukattais, some salt & gently give it a mix. Garnish with chopped coriander before serving


Madhavi said...

Awwww..this dumpling looks very cuteee :)) Love it, i'll make it soon!!!

DEESHA said...

Madhavi - Do give it a try. Your Lil Boy will love to snack on these

ANU said...

wow these look so awesome and inviting

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Oh they look cute!!!


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jeyashrisuresh said...

Super tempting and healthy kozhukattais


Looks irresistible. Never thought of making with the last/ leftover dough. Should make and try :)

SreeBindu said...

how clever and cute :) yummm, my mum would love to go through this recipe, i think we have a the dough still :D

Debalina said...

lovely photos. If we do not have left over dough, how to make it.

zareena said...

mmmmm...... mouth watering kozhukattais. Nice snaps.

Nupur said...

Its amazing to see how small things can impart so much elegance when photographed well.. Nice, clean perfect clicks..

Would love to try these steamed balls, just am skeptical if they might taste a bit bland..

DEESHA said...

Debalina - The recipe for the dough is already mentioned in steps 1 & 2

Apu said...

Looks tempting, I made tones of these in the last couple of days!!

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Vanamala Hebbar said...

Looks delicious....and nice pics

roses said...

deliciously delicious.....